Words from our winners: Mary and Murray at Ludbrook House

The driveway leading into Ludbrook house is lined by a lovely avenue of trees and behind them an orchard.

The Ludbrook farm homestead

Roger Ludbrook met us at the homestead and explained the property was a working farm, with calves, bulls and sheep. They also have a commercial kitchen from which they make and sell preserves, jellies and syrups such as figs, quince and tamarillo.

Roger then escorted us down a well-formed metal roadway for about 2km to our site for the next two nights. The motorhome/caravan site is a newly formed hard stand suitable for up to five vans.

Plenty of space at Ludbrook!

There’s a lovely stand of eucalyptus trees on one side and the meandering Peka Peka stream on the other. No house can be seen in any direction. There is a newly established water tank.

The weather improved and we walked down to the waterfall further along Peka Peka stream accessed by a farm raceway. What a lovely spot! After a peaceful sleep, day two arrived. Breakfast was toast and fig conserve from Ludbrook House.

Very tasty. After a couple of hours reading, and waiting for the day to warm up, we walked to an old Maori pa site on the property – about one hour return. The tourism side of this property is a new venture and we look forward to seeing it develop. 

Check out our current competitions here

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Share on print

Related Posts

Tales from the road: Tāupo

Tales from the road: Tāupo

Keen traveller and writer Peter Mead has spent extensive time motorhoming in NZ and Australia. Now permanently settled back in Aotearoa, Peter shares one of his more recent adventures to Tāupo.

Read More »